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Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Sizing

Posted by Brajesh Panda on September 23, 2010


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Exchange 2007 SP3 Management Tools Installation – Pending Reboot Error

Posted by Brajesh Panda on September 22, 2010

While trying to install Exchange 2007 SP3 Management Tools wizard reported below error;

Summary: 1 item(s). 0 succeeded, 1 failed.

Elapsed time: 00:00:24

Management Tools Prerequisites



A reboot from a previous installation is pending. Please restart the system and rerun setup.

Elapsed Time: 00:00:24

In respect to this there is a KB article to delete some registry keys;

It helped me to fix the issue!

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Exchange 2007 Mailbox Databse Recovery using Backup Exec 2010

Posted by Brajesh Panda on September 2, 2010

  1. Create Recovery Storage Group – By Exchange Team (May use Powershell)


  • Click on Create Recovery Storage Group – > Select Storage Group -> click Next

  • Provide path to respective folder where recovery storage is going to located

  1. Restore Exchange Store using below procedure – Backup Team


  • After restoration get completed database will get mounted automatically


  1. Exchange Team will perform their mailbox recovery procedure – Exchange Team

# Get the name of Recovery Storage Group & mounted database

Get-MailboxDatabase -server ExchangeSVR

# Get Mailboxstatistics from recovery storage group

get-mailboxstatistics -database “ExchangeSVR\Recovery Storage Group\Corporate”

# Restore mailbox to a different mailbox & to a different folder.

Recover BrajeshTest mailbox to a RecoveryTest mailbox -> folder “Brajesh mailbox”

Restore-mailbox -RSGMailbox ‘Panda, BrajeshTest’ -RSGDatabase ‘ExchangeSVR\Recovery Storage Group\Corporate -id RecoveryTest -targetfolder ‘Brajesh Mailbox’

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Exchange 2007 SP3

Posted by Brajesh Panda on June 28, 2010

Service Pack 3 for Exchange 2007 has been released. Seems to be supporting some cool features;

Biggest one is: Customers can install Exchange 2007 SP3 on a Windows 2008 R2 server

Release Notes:,printer).aspx

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Best Practices for Exchange 2007 CCR Stretched Cluster

Posted by Brajesh Panda on March 8, 2010

In course of my SI Projects I found these are should be the best practices for a Exchange CCR Stretched Cluster. Let me know if anything I should include in my list.

Decision Making Factors

  • Is automated failover is required in unplanned site outage?
  • How frequently you are facing situation like complete site disaster?
  • Where is the major user base located? Is at Prod Site or DR Site?
  • Do we have enough bandwidth between these two sites?


AD Sites

  • Both CCR Hosts must be in same AD Site

    N.B:    Typically, Active Directory communication is controlled based on the AD Site design. Since both datacenters are using the same AD site, there is a risk that servers and clients in 1 datacenter may be communicating to domain controllers in the secondary datacenter. Cross authentication may leads slow response in Directory Server Access!

    –    Plan two domain controllers in each site


  • Encase of Windows 2003 Server we have stretch the subnets across datacenters
  • Windows 2008 Stretch cluster can span across different subnets; however we have to consider below points;
    • Latency must not be more than 50ms
    • Two different subnets should be available for Cluster Private & Public Communication
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Tired of Creating MAPI Profiles? Try RichProfile

Posted by Brajesh Panda on February 26, 2010

This is one of my article which was published in Windows IT Pro Magazine. Here is the soft link for the same

In Exchange Server systems, you need to create Messaging API (MAPI) profiles whenever you build a new desktop or a new user joins the network. To create a MAPI profile, you need to know the name of the target Exchange server, which isn’t that simple to provide in a clustered Exchange environment. And asking the employees typically isn’t helpful. Most Exchange users don’t remember their Exchange server’s name, and new employees wouldn’t likely know this information when they start their first day on the job.

To help alleviate the tedious and time-consuming task of creating MAPI profiles, Microsoft introduced transform (.mst) files for Windows Installer. The .mst files let you customize installation packages. Although these installation packages have many nice features, preparing them takes a lot of effort and expertise.

Fortunately, I came across a tool called RichProfile, which automates MAPI profile creation. Richard Coggins developed this freeware, which you can download at

RichProfile works at the command line. As the syntax

RichProfile.exe ServerName 
 MailboxName ProfileName 
 Y\N D\P\N

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